Baskets and cradleboards were made from the stems of the threeleaf sumac, but its tart berries bring back Paiute people’s best memories. Also called lemonadeberry, the small fruits were pounded into a pulp, then squeezed. Mixed with water, the result was a refreshing, strong-flavored, red lemonade-like drink.
Did You Know?
On January 19, 1854, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints adopted the Deseret alphabet. The new alphabet consisted of 38 to 40 characters and was developed mostly by George D. Watt. It was an attempt to help simplify spelling in the English Language.